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Passive Plus Inc.

Company Profile

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Contact Information

Phone: 631-425-0938
Fax: 631-425-0847

Location

Passive Plus Inc.
88 Green Street
Huntington NY 11743
United States

With over 30 years in the RF/Microwave industry, Passive Plus, Inc. (PPI) manufactures and specializes in High-Q /Low ESR/ESL Capacitors, Non-Magnetic Resistors, and Trimmers.   PPI serves the Medical, Semiconductor, Military, Broadcast and Telecommunications Industries. Known for superior Customer Service, Fast Deliveries, Competitive Prices and Outstanding Quality, PPI continues to broaden its technology portfolio in the ever-changing environment of today's electronics market.

Contact Passive Plus directly at +1 (631) 425-0938 or sales@passiveplus.comfor quotes, pricing, orders, custom assembly requests or specific engineering questions.

Products

S-Parameter Data Downloadable

August 19, 2015

PPI logoPPI has partnered with Modelithics to provide S-Parameter Data that is currently downloadable free on our website for the following; 0505C/P and 1111C/P series of Hi-Q (>10,000)/Low ESR Capacitors, 0201N, 0402N, 0603N, 0805N and the 1111N series of EIA Hi-Q/Low ESR Capacitors and 1005BB, 0201BB and 0402BB series of Broadband Capacitors.

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High Power Passive Components

August 06, 2015

ppi-websitePassive Plus Inc. (PPI) manufactures high quality, high power passive components using state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques.  Specializing in Magnetic & Non-Magnetic HI-Q Capacitors product lines, PPI supplies reliable quality components to the aerospace, telecommunications, medical semiconductor, and military industries.

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Vertical Tape & Reel Orientation

July 15, 2015

VERTICAL TAPE & REEL ORIENTATION

Passive Plus Inc. offers vertical tape and reel orientation for their line of traditional Hi-Q high power, low ESR/ESL, low noise, high self-resonance ultra-stable performance capacitors. Usually used for wireless broadcasting equipment, mobile base stations, GPS portables, MRI coils, and radar, these capacitors are 100% RoHS and offered in magnetic and non-magnetic terminations. Vertical orientation in tape offers versatility for those engineers who require these types of options.

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Clear Conformal Coating Leaded Capacitors

June 03, 2015

capacitors with a clear conformal coatingPassive Plus, Inc., (PPI) in another industry first, now provides all of its leaded capacitors with a clear conformal coating.  This conformal coating serves to protect the capacitor surface from contaminants, thereby minimizing the chances of an arc-over. As an option, if customer requires, PPI can also supply leaded capacitors without the conformal coating.

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High Voltage Partial Discharge Testing

May 28, 2015

Partical DischargeIn another industry first, Passive Plus Inc. now performs 100% partial discharge testing on all leaded capacitors.  This added capability continues to enhance the reliability of Passive Plus capacitors for demanding high voltage applications. Partial discharge testing detects faint electrical discharges in multilayer ceramic capacitors under high voltage conditions. Passive Plus discharge testing exceeds the requirements of MIL-PRF-49467.

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Broadband and Ultra-Broadband Capacitors Series

May 14, 2015

PPI Broadband Capacitors May 2015_002Passive Plus Inc. has developed a series of Broadband and Ultra-Broadband capacitors: 01005BB104, 0201BB104, 0402BB104, and 0402BB103. These capacitors are intended primarily for coupling RF signals or for bypassing them to ground, while blocking DC. The applications for which they are intended require small, surface-mountable devices that provide low RF impedances across extremely large RF bandwidths and temperatures typically ranging from -55 to +85?C.

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Four Large Case Hi-Q Capacitors

April 16, 2015

Four Large Case Hi-Q CapacitorsPassive Plus Inc. offers a line of Hi-Q capacitors available in 4 larger case sizes: 2225 P/C series, 3838 P/C series, 6040 C series and 7676 C series. Specifically produced for high power / high frequency requirements, these products are available in surface mount or leaded configurations that are 100% RoHS compliant and are also available in a non-magnetic termination.

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Custom Capacitor Assemblies

February 19, 2015

CUSTOMASSEMBLIESPassive Plus Inc. offers custom capacitor assemblies for high power requirements. Typical assemblies are configured in series and/or parallel combinations, producing higher voltage/current handling capabilities, extended capacitance range and tighter tolerances. Product features include: high operating voltage, high operating current, extended capacitance, tighter tolerances, high reliability, high Q, ultra-low ESR and non-magnetic.

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Substrate Scalable: CAP-PPI-0201BB-001

January 08, 2015

0201 bbThe CAP-PPI-0201BB-001 is a substrate scalable Global Model™ for the Passive Plus P/N 0201BB surface mount chip capacitor family. The models are for use with microstrip applications and account for substrate (or printed circuit board) related parasitic effects up to 65 GHz. Models account for up to two higher-order resonant frequency pairs beyond the fundamental series resonant frequency.

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Hi-Q/Low ESR Capacitors

November 03, 2014

Hi-QLow ESR CapacitorsPassive Plus Inc. offers a line of Hi-Q/Low ESR Capacitors available in 4 case sizes. C series: 2225, 3838, 6040, and 7676. These multilayer capacitors are ultra-reliable and can be used in demanding high RF current and voltage applications. Products are available in surface mount or leaded configurations that are 100% RoHS compliant. These products are also available in a Non-magnetic termination.

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Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors: 01005BB104 / 0201BB104

November 03, 2014

01005BB104 and 0201BB104Passive Plus Inc. introduced the 01005BB104 and 0201BB104 ultra-broadband 100 nF multilayer ceramic capacitors. The 01005BB104 – has a case measuring (mils) 16 x 8 x 8, and offers resonant-free RF coupling/DC blocking from 16 KHz (lower 3-dB frequency) to beyond 65 GHz with < 1 dB insertion loss and < -15 dB return loss on suitable substrates. The 01005BB104 is rated at a DC working voltage (WVDC) of 4.0.

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Extended Values for ESR Capacitors

October 01, 2014

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Passive Plus Inc. now offers an extended-value for the traditional NP0, Hi-Q 0505 and 1111 case sizes. These parts exhibit low ESR/ESL, low noise, high self-resonance as well as ultra-stable performance over temperature. Usually used for wireless broadcasting equipment, mobile base stations, GPS, MRI, and radar applications and offered in magnetic and non-magnetic terminations.

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News

Passive Plus now offers free S-Parameter data downloadable on website

August 19, 2015

PPI has partnered with Modelithics to provide S-Parameter data that is currently downloadable free on the company's website.

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Passive Plus adds high voltage partial discharge testing as standard

June 12, 2015

In another industry first, Passive Plus Inc. now performs 100 percent partial discharge testing on all leaded capacitors. This added capability continues to enhance the reliability of Passive Plus capacitors for demanding high voltage applications.

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Passive Plus offers Hi-Q /Low ESR capacitors in larger case sizes

April 16, 2015

Passive Plus Inc. now offers a line of Hi-Q Capacitors available in four larger case sizes.

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Passive Plus adds 100 percent lead free SAC 305 solder

December 19, 2014

Passive Plus, Inc. (PPI) now provides its customers with the option of specifying capacitor assemblies with SAC 305 solder, which is 100 percent lead free. Previous to this breakthrough, engineers were limited to specifying capacitor assemblies that typically utilized a high lead content solder to attach the leads to the capacitors.

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Passive Plus Inc. Announces Lot Code Marking On All Leaded Capacitors

September 01, 2014

Passive Plus Inc., (PPI) in another industry first, now provides as standard, lot code marking on all leaded capacitors.

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Passive Plus, Inc. Enhances Its High Reliability Offering With Standard 100 HR Burn In

September 01, 2014

In its continuing efforts to deliver the highest reliability leaded capacitors and assemblies, Passive Plus, Inc. (PPI) now performs a 100 HR. Burn In on all leaded 1111, 2225, 3838, 6040 and 7676 series capacitors and assemblies. The PPI 100 Burn In, is done at extended voltage and 125 C, with capacitance, dissipation factor (inverse of Q), and IR (Insulation Resistance) measurements taken before and after burn in.

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Passive Plus, Inc. Expands High Reliability Capability With 100% CSAM Inspection

August 01, 2014

Passive Plus Inc. (PPI) has added an industry leading 100% automated CSAM (C Mode Scanning Acoustic Microscopy) internal inspection to all of its high power 2225, 3838, 6040 and 7676 capacitor series RF capacitors. The primary benefit of 100% CSAM internal inspection is increased reliability, by screening out electrically undetectable internal defects such as voids, cracks, de-laminations or electrode dis-continuities.

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Articles

Extended Value Ranges for Traditional Hi-Q/Low ESR Capacitors

July 08, 2015

0505C seriesPassive Plus Inc. offers extended-values for the traditional NP0, Hi-Q 0505 (.055” x .055”) and are now available up to 1,000 pF and 1111 (.110” x .110”.) They are also available up to 10,000 pF (.01uF). These parts exhibit low ESR/ESL, low noise, high self-resonance as well as ultra-stable performance over temperature. Usually used for wireless broadcasting equipment, mobile base stations, GPS, MRI, and radar applications and offered in magnetic and non-magnetic terminations.

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Downloads

Hand Soldering Chip Capacitors

Among the most common reasons multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) fail is improper hand soldering to printed circuit boards. Typically, one or more hairline cracks develop in the ceramic, defects that may even have an imperceptible effect on initial performance, but that manifest with time, circuit board flexure, or temperature excursions. Herein are a few tips, suggestions, and caveats to be aware of in performing a reliable hand soldering attachment.

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BROADBAND AND ULTRA-BROADBAND CAPACITORS: What They Are and Where They're Used

Passive Plus, Inc. (PPI) has developed a series of Broadband and Ultra-Broadband capacitors. These capacitors are intended primarily for coupling RF signals or, occasionally, for bypassing them to ground, while blocking DC.

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Broadband Capacitors

There are a number of circuits that require coupling RF signals or bypassing them to ground while blocking DC over extraordinarily large RF bandwidths. The applications for which they are intended typically require small, surface-mountable (SMT) units with low insertion losses, reflections, and impedances across RF frequencies extending from the tens of KHz to the tens of GHz, and temperatures typically ranging from -55 to +85 0C. This note focuses on a particular implementation of these devices.

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